6 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, get a new perspective on things with Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tunnel Drive, then engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cañon City. July in Cañon City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Change things up with a short trip to Skyline Drive in Cañon City (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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